A new brand for me this year was IXIAH the label, a sustainable fashion house which boasts a pretty and feminine aesthetic. Its show titled ‘ Joie De Vivre’ boasted mood boosting styles that transcend art and fashion in new and environmentally conscious ways. This lovely collection that is about the ‘ joy of dressing ‘ has also been created with the planet in mind. Limiting textile wastage, designing with only eco- friendly materials and building an entirely transparent supply chain has become part of the brand’s ethos and is ever growing.
The show referenced the 70’s and was filled with upbeat colours, florals and beautiful hand drawn and painted pieces. Silhouettes included ultra feminine dresses, ankle cut lengths and breezy, beautiful forms. There was denim with new wash explorations and surface techniques, plus embroidery and unique pocketing. There were billowing sleeves, cool jumpsuits and structural cuts.
IXIAH is a Sydney based fashion label which started in 2012. Designer, Krystel Davis – English, has challenged the tapestry of the fashion scene by abandoning trend driven design. In her designs Krystel draws on her own sense of style to bring forth collections of intricately embellished, neo- tribal garments for the wild woman within. Her impressive client list includes the Kardashian sisters, Nicole Richie, Jennifer Hawkins and Isabel Lucas.
For 2022 this slow fashion brand put on a lovely show with models seemingly walking on water. There were some beautiful white pieces teamed with white flat boots, with dressesin a range of lengths to suit every style and age. Ruffles were a feature on many dresses and skirts. Feminine soft dusty pinks with tan boots caught my eye. There were interesting denim pieces and a puffed sleeve maxi in vibrant apricot. Florals were pretty and muted and pants were flowing and comfortable. The attention to detail with buttons, embroidery and feminine cuts was impressive. I loved the romance and delicate detail in this label and will definitely be adding some pieces to my own wardrobe.
Freelance writer, wife and mother of three sons, occasional supply teacher and aspiring romance author, Michelle Beesley can be most often found in a coffee shop chatting with friends or beside a rugby field cheering on her favourite teams.
Michelle is a prolific—albeit reluctant—traveller, keen walker, bookworm and yoga enthusiast who loves anything pink or sparkly (including champagne!).